How many rounds loaded in 2008?


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Japle
December 31, 2008, 10:05 AM
In 2008 I loaded 4,229 rounds. Mostly pistol ammo, of course - 9mm and .45ACP with fair amounts of .44 Spl, .357 and .38 Super in the mix. Rifle calibers were .223, 7.62X54R and .358 Norma Mag.

Since I started loading in 1971 with a Lee Loader in .45ACP, I've graduated to a Lyman Spartan, an RCBS Jr, two Star Progressive loaders in .38/.357 and .45ACP and finally a Dillon. I've kept records of my loads and the total round count is now 185,980.

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Afy
December 31, 2008, 10:11 AM
I did about 1500.
A mix of .260 Rem, 8x60S, .300 WM and .222 RM.

Remo-99
December 31, 2008, 10:21 AM
Not that I keep such a detailed record, and since I shoot a lot of cast bullets, the best idea I get is from the amount of primers used.

By that method, I would say I use around a 1k brick per month, with a few good months when I went through 2 or more.

So maybe ~15k, but who's counting. lol. ;)

ZXD9
December 31, 2008, 10:26 AM
3466

1112 .223
2052 9mm
302 .38 Spcl


I don't shoot pistol as much anymore so expect the .223 to be my largest number in 2009.

youngda9
December 31, 2008, 10:45 AM
3,000 - .40 s&w.

ReloaderFred
December 31, 2008, 01:08 PM
Shhh, it's a secret.............

Fred

nwb01
December 31, 2008, 01:30 PM
over 10k of 9mm alone.......maybe another 500 of 40S&W.....Thats it. I loaded no rifle ammo in 2008 at all....... Hell, I don't think I even fired one of my own rifles in 2008.

These pistol games (IDPA,USPSA) have got me by the nads !

elkhuntingfool
December 31, 2008, 01:37 PM
about 2k in 45acp, 500 9mm, 300 243, 300 223, 150 for 270.

Riss
December 31, 2008, 01:37 PM
All together loaded 5000 or more. Shot about 50% more than that. Got a load of lead to start casting this winter so I can shoot more next year.

jjohnson
December 31, 2008, 01:45 PM
Average year, 90% handgun cartridges, all loaded on a Dillon 550B, 15-18 different calibers. Seldom less than 10K a year. I live in Minnesoviet, where I load all winter long (and it is a LOOOONG winter :barf:) so I can shoot in better weather without taking time out to tinker with loading more ammo.:neener:

I shoot at least that in rimfire, too. :evil:

Owen
December 31, 2008, 01:52 PM
zero :-(

~z
December 31, 2008, 02:52 PM
Funny, I just did a count on this the other day. Looks like I ran through 5K of large pistol primers, 1K of large pistol mag, 1K small pistol mag, 2K of small rifle, 3K of large rifle and 3K large mag rifle.
So that puts me at 15K on the nose. I'd say a pretty good year.
~z

charby
December 31, 2008, 03:06 PM
1260 since July on a single stage setup. A mix of 9mm, .380 ACP, 38 Special, 357 Mag and .30-06 Spg.

I really need to consider a progressive.

johndeeere1979
December 31, 2008, 03:14 PM
300 .223
2300 9mm

ArchAngelCD
December 31, 2008, 03:39 PM
Well over 4,000, I really can't count the exact number. (both rifle and handgun rounds)

orionengnr
December 31, 2008, 04:08 PM
Hey, I sure like that "primer count" method. Using that method, looks like 1800, all but 100 of which were 45 acp (the remainder being 45LC).

Of course if I set my mind to it, I could probably double my year's production before midnight tonight :)

Nah, I'm on vacation--think I'll enjoy the Bowl games. And a cold one.

Happy New Year to one and all.

evan price
December 31, 2008, 04:18 PM
10k-12k approx.

Friendly, Don't Fire!
December 31, 2008, 04:19 PM
Less than last year and more than other years.:rolleyes:

VegasOPM
December 31, 2008, 04:31 PM
10,000 or so. .45, .40. lots of 9mm, some .223, some 12ga. I've been shooting 1500 rounds per month lately, and I'm looking at 2500 per month for the next year.

bullseye308
December 31, 2008, 04:32 PM
Just tallied up the empty primer boxes and it looks like 13k. Mix of 38, 357, 9mm, 223, and 308. Just started loading 45, so add another 1k I'll be doing today. :) Heck, at 45.00/K* for loading pistol ammo, I'll be shooting a lot more next year.


*Free lead and brass. All I pay for is powder and primers. :neener:

Ben Shepherd
December 31, 2008, 05:08 PM
Somewhere around 10,000 judging by my primers. But I didn't load hardly a thing after June, life got in the way.

At the moment it'd be a solid day just to get set back up to load again. Gun room is a mess.:scrutiny::banghead:

ArchAngelCD
December 31, 2008, 05:14 PM
Hey, I sure like that "primer count" method. Using that method, looks like 1800, all but 100 of which were 45 acp (the remainder being 45LC).
orionengnr,
I'm sure that would work for many reloaders but since I have A LOT of primers and use 5 different primers it's hard to keep count unless I wrote everything down. Since I had no reason to keep a count I didn't keep tract of my primers... As a matter of fact, thinking back I must have shot a lot more than 4,000 rounds last year. Maybe that number should be doubled.

jmorris
January 1, 2009, 10:48 AM
I shot just over 12,300 reloads, 9mm for the most part, in competition/practice (IDPA/USPSA/3gun) in 2008 and loaded 4500 additional 223, 1200 45acp, 2000 38spl and 1000 40s&w just to have some “stock”.

possum
January 1, 2009, 11:19 AM
i only got back into reloading starting in november of this year and i have loaded over 3500rds. in .40s&w

Redneck with a 40
January 1, 2009, 11:55 AM
2500, 40 S&W

500, 38 spl and 357 mag

472x1A/B
January 1, 2009, 12:00 PM
My budget allows 1k primers per month. Unless the wife is'nt looking. Which is always. At income tax time I will sneak 1k ea. rifle,pistol, and shotgun. They all do go very quickly, do'nt they?

CatsEye
January 1, 2009, 12:14 PM
Right at 4000 in a mix of 9mm and .40.

Chihuahua Floyd
January 1, 2009, 12:48 PM
somewhere over 1200 in rifle and pistol
4-500 shotgun
Slow year.

Canuc Shooter
January 1, 2009, 01:02 PM
For 2008 I loaded approximately 8,000 handgun cartridges, between 357, 9mil, and 40S&W.Not into rifles.

closetgunnut
January 1, 2009, 02:15 PM
1000 30-06
1000 30 M1 Carbine
100 22-250 (I just got a Savage 12FVSS:D)

Closet

pcf
January 1, 2009, 03:00 PM
15K 9mm, I ordered 3 cases of primers from Powder Valley in December 07, had them loaded up by May 08 and shot the last of them the day after Christmas.

Just ordered 15,000 more from Powder Valley.

Rottweiler
January 1, 2009, 03:44 PM
Not sure. How many spent primers fit in a coffee can? I have about a can and a half more this year than I had last year.

putteral
January 1, 2009, 03:53 PM
At least 12,000 between .380, .45 and 9mm

lgbloader
January 1, 2009, 05:08 PM
Less than I did in 2007, We'll see what 2009 brings.

LGB

Griz44
January 1, 2009, 05:17 PM
By primer count, somewhere around 26,000. Mix of a lot of different stuff...
Several thousand were for hording..

Peter M. Eick
January 1, 2009, 06:21 PM
Loaded 23,185 rounds.

Fired 20,205 rounds.

Looking at the pile that fits about right.

jim85255
January 3, 2009, 07:32 PM
3258

.38special, .38special +P, and 357mag.

Ky Larry
January 3, 2009, 10:16 PM
I have no idea. Today is Jan.3 and I've already loaded 500 .38 Spl's, 50 .223 and 50 .243.

Sam1911
January 3, 2009, 10:47 PM
Around 6-7000. Mostly .45 ACP and .44 Spc.

-Sam

bottom shelf
January 3, 2009, 10:54 PM
Lessee... Looks like 11,450

4200 M9
2600 .40 S&W
3300 .45 acp
800 .38 spl
100 .357 mag
450 .44 mag

Gosh, it didn't SEEM like that much.

Grassman
January 4, 2009, 12:36 AM
Maybe around 400 rounds of 22-250. I just stated reloading in Nov./Dec. of 08, so a pretty good start. I've since started loading .308 .40 and 9mm.

easyrider6042004@yahoo.ca
January 4, 2009, 12:42 AM
3K, more or less. .38spl/.357 magnum

Bush Pilot
January 4, 2009, 01:10 AM
7,000 38 special, 5,000 40 S & W-those were the only 2 cartridges I loaded for in 08, already had 10,000 each in 9mm & .45 ACP loaded from the previous year.

Afy
January 4, 2009, 10:00 AM
Griz44: 26K WOW!....

What does your loading set up look like?

Rollis R. Karvellis
January 4, 2009, 10:28 AM
.223 pkinking= 3500
.223 match = 400
.308 match = 200
.9mm = 100
.38spc. = 0
.357mag = 700
..41mag = 0
.44mag = 0
Total = 4900
Didn't think that I was slacking that much last year. I promise to improve this year.

Arric_X
January 4, 2009, 01:32 PM
Started loading in March 2008... 3,613


.380 ACP - 568
9MM - 1178
40 S&W - 631
10MM - 82
.223 Rem - 674
30-30 - 216
7.62 x 39 - 264

lgbloader
January 4, 2009, 02:50 PM
Griz44: 26K WOW!....

Bon Jour, AFY.

To tell you the truth, I am more interested in all the home brew he makes!!! LOL...

Bonn Journe

Au Revoir...

LGB

Woodstock45678
January 4, 2009, 11:34 PM
I've loaded 304 .223. I started reloading in Nov (Nov 27 according to the label). All 304 with a Lee Loader and mallet. '09 will include several hundred 7mm-08 and several hundred more .223 :D, and some .270, thanks to a certain green Christmas present!

Historian
January 5, 2009, 12:49 PM
About 6,000 .223 rounds. I am now in the market for a new barrel for my AR:)

Historian

supham
January 5, 2009, 01:30 PM
about 2500 of .40

qajaq59
January 6, 2009, 08:28 AM
For the rifles..... roughly 2500

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